Genetics of Future Food Production and the Green Revolution 2.0

Genetics of Future Food Production and the Green Revolution 2.0 6 November, 2023 - 8 November, 2023

University of Newcastle

General Information

A growing human population, a shift in diets and climate change are affecting current and projected future food poverty for billions of people.  Positive economic and societal impact for health and quality of life of these people, which could be brought by new solutions in how to future-proof crops and increase crop yield globally, will be enormous.

‘Genetics of future food production and the Green Revolution 2.0’ is an international conference organized by the Genetics Society. The focus of this event will be to invite current and future international leaders in the fields of plant genetics and engineering to interact and discuss their fundamental and applied work on plant adaptation to changing environment, evolutionary genetics of photosynthesis, epigenetics and gene regulation in plants, and applications of CRISPR to advance plant biology and agriculture.

Newcastle University campus is located in the buzzling city centre (Haymarket metro station) ten minutes from the Newcastle train station with direct connections to London (under three hours), Edinburgh (hour and a half), York (an hour) and other major UK cities. Newcastle airport is 25 minutes from campus by metro and serves direct flights to major hubs of British Airways, Air France, KLM and Emirates, as well as a range of destinations operated by budget airlines.

 

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